Moving your podcast from Libsyn to Springcast

Moving your podcast from Libsyn to Springcast

If you are currently hosting your podcast with Libsyn and want to move it to Springcast, you can simply use our import function. Follow the steps below to make sure your move to Springcast is successful.

NOTE: Libsyn makes it possible to automatically distribute your podcast. Your podcast has been automatically placed on Spotify, Apple and Google with one click of a button. Because of this automatic distribution, you don't have access to the dashboards of these platforms and you won't be able to communicate your move. Therefore you should first claim ownership of your podcast on SpotifyApple and Google before you start the move.

1. Import your podcast





To import all episodes from Libsyn, follow these steps.

1. Go to your Springcast account or create an account
2. Select 'Add Podcast Show' in the top right corner and then select 'Import Podcast'
3. Paste your current RSS feed from Libsyn and select 'Start Import'

2. Export your statistics

It is wise to export your Libsyn statistics. Make sure you do this before you move to Springcast. This way, your statistics will remain up-to-date. Unfortunately, you won't be able to bring your Libsyn statistics with you to Springcast.

1. Log in to your Libsyn account
2. Go to your dashboard and click on 'Statistics'.
3. Click on 'Export
4. Export all desired statistics

3. Copy your Springcast RSS feed



Now it's time to copy your Springcast RSS feed. You need this to notify Libsyn of the move to Springcast.
Go to the 'Distribution' tab and select 'Copy' button next to the RSS link.

4. Report your move to Libsyn

NOTE: After placing the redirect, the episode level statistics in Spotify for Podcasters will be set to 0. If you want to keep these statistics, make sure you make an export before you place the redirect. Your general show-level data, such as streams, listeners, and followers, will be retained after placing the redirect.

Checked everything when importing your podcast and exported the statistics? Well done! Then it is time to let Libsyn know that you are moving. You do this by placing a 301 Redirect.
You will need the Springcast RSS feed that you copied in the previous step.

The steps:
1. Login to Libsyn
2. Select your show
3. Click the gear icon (lower left of your Libsyn account) to go to settings
4. Click on 'Advanced Tools'
5. Go to 'Feed & Website Redirects' and click on 'edit'
6. Enter your Springcast.fm RSS feed at 'Feed Redirect URL'
7. Click 'save'

5. Notify Spotify, Apple and Google of the move

Notify your podcast distribution apps (Spotify, Apple, Google) of the move. 

Learn how to adjust your RSS feed with Spotify, Apple, Google here.

We advise you to not close the Libsyn account immediately, but 2 weeks after the move. This gives the directories time to direct listeners to the correct (new) feed. Only cancel your Libsyn subscription/account if you are sure that the above steps have been successfully completed.


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